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The Latest On: Clean Air

May 13, 2014 | Case

Closing a Dangerous Hazardous Waste Loophole

In a last-minute giveaway to polluters in 2008, the Bush administration passed the Definition of Solid Waste (“DSW”) rule, which stripped federal oversight of recyclers who handle 1.5 million tons of hazardous waste generated by steel, chemical, and pharmaceutical companies each year.

May 12, 2014 | Case

Protecting Lives, Lungs from Soot

Soot pollution is deadly—leading to tens of thousands of premature deaths every year. After years of delay by the EPA, Earthjustice is seeking to defend stronger pollution limits on this major threat to public health.

April 30, 2014 | Article

Court Demands More Smog Protection from EPA

For the second time this week, Earthjustice attorneys are celebrating a major clean air victory – this latest one dealing with our nation’s smog crisis.

April 30, 2014 | In the News: Associated Press

Federal Court Orders EPA to Adopt New Air Pollution Standards after Delays

A federal court has issued a deadline for the Obama Administration to update federal smog standards. The ruling followed an Earthjustice lawsuit against the administration for failing to meet a new standard by March 2013, as mandated by the Clean Air Act. “The court’s decision today will finally put an end to EPA’s foot-dragging on these important health standards,” said Earthjustice attorney Paul Cort.